Month: January 2013

Governor Christie Gives Mixed Signals on New Jersey Online Gaming Bill

In a recent radio appearance, Governor Chris Christie refused to indicate his support, or lack thereof, for an online gaming bill that recently passed both the New Jersey Assembly and New Jersey Senate.  The bill would allow Atlantic City casinos to offer online casino games, not just online poker, to be played for money in …

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Mississippi Lawmaker Reintroduces Online Poker Law

Roughly a year after an almost identical measure failed to get out of committee, Mississippi State Representative Bobby Moak re-introduced an online gaming bill that would legalize online poker, to be played for money, in the State of Mississippi.  The bill resembles, in many ways, similar provisions passed in Nevada and Delaware, and proposed in …

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Online Gaming Company Recommended for Nevada Gaming License Caught Rigging Online Games

GTech, a subsidiary of Lottomatica (which was recommended for an online gaming license in Nevada two weeks ago), was caught rigging the odds against players in connection with two of its video poker offerings – Reel Deal and Hi/Lo Gambler. The games in question touted a 100% pay back rate for players but, due to …

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Possible Federal Action on Mobile App Privacy Policies

Following up on California’s recent action to require developers and distributors of mobile applications (Apps) to post and comply with a privacy policy – just like websites and other commercial online venues must – a new draft bill was released yesterday that seeks to set a national standard for privacy protection and Apps.  The draft …

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Leading Online Poker Company Makes Bid for Brick-and-Mortar Atlantic City Casino

Rational Group US Holdings, the parent company of leading online poker brands PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, is seeking approval from New Jersey casino regulators to purchase the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The move coincides with the recent passage by the New Jersey Assembly and New Jersey State Senate of an online …

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Missouri Attorney General Alleges Internet Marketing Companies Placed Unauthorized Charges on Missouri Consumers’ Landline Telephone Bills

The Missouri Attorney General (“Missouri AG”) has continued to pursue Internet marketing companies that place charges on consumers’ landline telephone bills for enhanced services.  Enhanced services include premium email and voicemail services that are billed through local exchange carriers (called “LECs,” more commonly referred to as local telephone companies, such as AT&T and Verizon).  Such …

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